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“Worth the price” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old City Helicopters

Old City Helicopters
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St. Augustine and Porpoise Point Helicopter Tour
Ranked #19 of 110 Tours in Saint Augustine
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: We offer scenic helicopter tours of historic St. Augustine, FL. Our tours range from a flight down the beach to seeing everything downtown to flying the length of Anastasia Island to Fort Matanzas. We are located just north of St. Augustine, FL on US 1. We are located inside the St. Augustine airport inside the main doors that say Atlantic Aviation. Our tours start at just $39 per person. Reservations are not required. We have a two person minimum, and a 300 lb. weight maximum per person.
Clinton, South Carolina, United States
1 review
“Worth the price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

My fiance & I went to St. Augustine for the 1st time for Valentine's weekend and saw the yellow helicopter at the airport. We had to have a ride! We easily got reservations for the same day I called. The pilot, Nathan, was very knowledgable about the area's history, very compentent with the helicopter, and very charming. Although the ride was short, I would recommend the tour to anyone!

Visited February 2013
Thank Karen H
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South Florida, Florida
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Flyin high over St Augustine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

From our booking to the actual flight everything about the trip with Old City Helicopters in St Augustine was top notch. When we booked the trip it turned out to be our pilot who answered the phone and handled things, due to our trip being on Dec 21st he dubbed it the 'end of the world tour' a little quip but one showed a real human touch and some nice humour often missing with businesses.

They offer several options in terms of tours we ended up going with the Porpoise Point and Old Town Downtown tour which gave us a great view over the ocean and all the major parts of St Augustine from the light house to the fort. Nathan our pilot was great from running through the safety briefing to speaking about what we were seeing on the tour, real relaxed, gregarious and personable.

We couldn't recommend the flight enough to anyone wanting to get a great view of the town from the air. Great job guys at OCH!!

Visited December 2012
Thank KimDarren
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Merritt Island, Florida
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33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Unique Tour, but very quick....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We chose the Porpoise Point and Old Downtown Tour. This is a very cool way to see the city, our pilot was very safe and fairly friendly, he didn't do much talking but thats okay, we had a good idea what we were looking at. The only thing that is a little disappointing is the length of the tour. From take off to landing was a total of 14 minutes, pretty quick for the amount of money, but once again, it was a unique fun way to see the city.

Visited November 2012
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“This was an awesome experience & unique surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

I had never ridden in a helicopter before! This was just an awesome experience! Our guide was very through explaining everything, which I greatly appreciated since I only found out about the helicopter ride as we were pulling into the parking lot! I couldn't believe the view! Simply gorgeous! We were so high up that the houses & pools looked like different colored match boxes. The Alligator Farm was my favorite arial view! The speckles of the white egrets amoungts the sea of green trees was breath taking! I have recommended this trip to everyone. It is very affordable! We are planning on going again next year for longer!

Thank Angela B
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews
“Sunset helicopter ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

We truly enjoyed our helicopter ride with Melody. The flight was short, but she gave us a great aerial view of the old city and the coastline. It was well worth the money and something we will never forget.

Visited April 2012
Thank powerpaw2
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